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With the high price of petroleum and researchers worldwide seeking new means of producing energy, this comprehensive book on biocatalysis for bioenergy and biofuel applications is very timely. It combines information on state-of-the-art advances and in-depth reviews of the latest achievements in biocatalysis and bioenergy, emphasizing biodiesel, bioethanol, and industrial products. The advantages of biocatalysis include high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy details advances in the field, with: Three primary sections, covering biodiesel research, bioethanol, and industrial products, Information on enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery, Contributions from leading experts worldwide who share their research and findings.

The prospect of using biocatalysis for the production of energy has great potential due to its cost-effectiveness, the fact that it does not require a limited resource such as oil, and its potential universality of application and use globally. This is the definitive reference for biochemists and biochemical engineers, bioprocess and bioenergy scientists, physical and oil chemists (oleochemists), microbiologists, industrial microbiologists, molecular biologists, metabolic engineers working in biocatalysis, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuels, DOE scientists working on renewable energy, and other professionals in related fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470134047
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

CHING T. HOU, PhD, is lead scientist at the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. He has also worked as director of the Department of Microbial Biochemistry and Genetics at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research; a principal investigator and group leader at Exxon; and a National Research Council research associate at the USDA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Society for Industrial Microbiology, and the American Oil Chemists' Society, holds seventeen patents, and has published four books.

JEI-FU SHAW, PhD, is President and Chair Professor of National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. He has also worked as the director of the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica; the director of the Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University; and a distinguished professor of the National Science Council, Taiwan. Dr. Shaw received the Biotechnology Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Oil Chemists' Society in 2005 and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006. He has published over 140 international SCI papers and holds seven patents.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Biodiesel 1

1 Fuel Properties and Performance of Biodiesel S. Z. Erhan Erhan, S. Z. R. O. Dunn Dunn, R. O. G. Knothe Knothe, G. B. R. Moser Moser, B. R. 3

2 Enzymatic Reactions for Production of Biodiesel Fuel and Their Application to the Oil and Fat Industry Yuji Shimada Shimada, Yuji Yomi Watanabe Watanabe, Yomi Toshihiro Nagao Nagao, Toshihiro 59

3 Biodiesel Cost Optimizer: Least-Cost Raw Material Blending for Standardized Biodiesel Quality Ignace Debruyne Debruyne, Ignace 83

4 New Catalytic Systems for Vegetable Oil Transesterification Based on Tin Compounds Paulo A. Z. Suarez Suarez, Paulo A. Z. Joel C. Rubim Rubim, Joel C. Melquizedeque B. Alves Alves, Melquizedeque B. 97

5 Non-Catalytic Alcoholysis of Vegetable Oils for Production of Biodiesel Fuel Hiroshi Nabetani Nabetani, Hiroshi Mitsutoshi Nakajima Nakajima, Mitsutoshi Shop Hagiwara Hagiwara, Shop Rie Yamazaki Yamazaki, Rie Hitoshi Maeda Maeda, Hitoshi 107

6 Biodiesel from Acidulated Soapstock (Acid Oil) Franz J. Luxem Luxem, Franz J. Brian K. Mirous Mirous, Brian K. 115

7 Industrial Products from Biodiesel Glycerol Richard D. Ashby Ashby, Richard D. Victor T. Wyatt Wyatt, Victor T. Thomas A. Foglia Foglia, Thomas A. Daniel K. Y. Solaiman Solaiman, Daniel K. Y. 131

8 Development of New Products from Biodiesel Glycerin Ronald Alan Holser Holser, Ronald Alan 155

9 Optimization of Lipase-Catalyzed Biodiesel by Statistical Approach Chee-Shan Chen Chen, Chee-Shan Jiann-Yih Jeng Jeng, Jiann-Yih Hen-Yi Ju Ju, Hen-Yi Chwen-Jen Shieh Shieh, Chwen-Jen 163

10 Production of Biofuel from Lipids and Alternative Resources R. Verhe Verhe, R. V. Van Hoed Van Hoed, V. C. Echim Echim, C. C. Stevens Stevens, C. W. DeGreyt De Greyt, W. M. Kellens Kellens, M. 185

Pt. II Bioethanol 195

11 Biotechnology of Holocellulose-Degrading Enzymes Jurgen Andreaus Andreaus, Jurgen Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho Filho, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Elba Pinto da Silva Bon Bon, Elba Pinto da Silva 197

12 From Biogas Energy to Keratinase Technology Jason C. H. Shih Shih, Jason C. H. Jeng-Jie Wang Wang, Jeng-Jie 231

13 Emerging Technologies in Dry Grind Ethanol Production Vijay Singh Singh, Vijay 239

14 Gram-Positive Bacteria as Biocatalysts to Convert Biomass Derived Sugars into Biofuel and Chemicals Siqing Liu Liu, Siqing Michael A. Cotta Cotta, Michael A. 249

15 Biological Hydrogen Production by Strict Anaerobic Bacteria: Fundamentals, Operational Strategies, and Limitations Shihwu Sung Sung, Shihwu Wen-Hsing Chen Chen, Wen-Hsing 265

Pt. III Biocatalysis (Products from Renewable Resources) 289

16 Some Properties of a Self-Sufficient Cytochrome P-450 Monooxygenase System from Bacillus megaterium Strain ALA2 Brian L. Hilker Hilker, Brian L. Hirotada Fukushige Fukushige, Hirotada Ching T. Hou Ching, T. Hou David Hildebrand Hildebrand, David 291

17 Biocatalysis-based Development of Oligosaccharides in Japan Hajime Taniguchi Taniguchi, Hajime 309

18 Biocatalysis: Synthesis of Chiral Intermediates for Drugs Ramesh N. Patel Patel, Ramesh N. 319

19 Screening of Novel Microbial Enzymes and Their Application to Chiral Compound Production Michihiko Kataoka Kataoka, Michihiko Sakayu Shimizu Shimizu, Sakayu 355

20 Hydrogenation Technologies for the Production of High Quantity of Biobeneficiary Conjugated Fatty Acids Mun Yhung Jung Jung, Mun Yhung Suk Hoo Yoon Yoon, Suk Hoo 375

21 Production of Mannitol by Lactic Acid Bacteria: A Review Badal C. Saha Saha, Badal C. F. Michael Racine Racine, F. Michael 391

22 Evaluation of the Physiological Function of Docosahexaenoic Acid in Diet-induced Lipodystrophy Model Mice Teruyoshi Yanagita Yanagita, Teruyoshi Koji Nagao Nagao, Koji 405

23 Conversion of Fishery By-products and Waste into Value-added Products: Ongoing Activity in Hokkaido, Japan Koretaro Takahashi Takahashi, Koretaro Kenji Fukunaga Fukunaga, Kenji 417

24 Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Enantiopure Triacylglycerols Gudmundur G. Haraldsson Haraldsson, Gudmundur G. 431

25 Biosynthesis of Castor Oil Studied by the Regiospecific Analysis of Castor Triacylglycerols by ESI-MS Jiann-Tsyh Lin Lin, Jiann-Tsyh 449

26 Composition, Functionality and Potential Applications of Seaweed Lipids Bhaskar Narayan Narayan, Bhaskar Chandini S. Kumar Kumar, Chandini S. Tokutake Sashima Sashima, Tokutake Hayato Maeda Maeda, Hayato Masashi Hosokawa Hosokawa, Masashi Kazuo Miyashita Miyashita, Kazuo 463

27 Enzymatic Production of Marine-derived Protein Hydrolysates and Their Bioactive Peptides for Use in Foods and Nutraceuticals Tomoko Okada Okada, Tomoko Masashi Hosokawa Hosokawa, Masashi Seigo Ono Ono, Seigo Kazuo Miyashita Miyashita, Kazuo 491

28 Bioengineering and Application of Glucose Polymers Kayo Hosoya Hosoya, Kayo Iwao Kojima Kojima, Iwao Takeshi Takaha Takaha, Takeshi 521

29 Peroxidase-Catalyzed Polymerization of Phenolic Compounds Containing Carbohydrate Residues Hirofumi Nakano Nakano, Hirofumi Taro Kiso Kiso, Taro 535

30 Production of Lipase and Oxygenated Fatty Acids from Vegetable Oils Beom Soo Kim Kim, Beom Soo Byung-Seob Song Song, Byung-Seob Ching T. Hou Ching, T. Hou 547

31 Production of Biologically Active Hydroxy Fatty Acids by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 Hak-Ryul Kim Kim, Hak-Ryul Jae-Han Bae Bae, Jae-Han Ching T. Hou Ching, T. Hou 557

32 Biotransformation of Oils to Value-added Compounds Milan Certik Certik, Milan 571

Index 587

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